Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 1998 Honda Accord suffers from widespread transmission failure, peeling paint, & subframe rust. We recommend avoiding this model year like the plague.

The transmission begins slipping & eventually has to be replaced, typically soon after 100,000 miles & with a repair cost of over $2,000.

Peeling paint has also been a huge issue for these Accords. Most of the complaints are with darker paint colors -- especially green & blue.

Subframe rust near the front passenger side wheel has become a problem recently, due to the poorly positioned A/C drain hose directly above that area. Repair cost to the subframe is over $2,000.

3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Honda Accord brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 122005

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

At 88,740 miles, the vehicle would vibrate/shake when braking. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop. The mechanic had to turn the front rotors due to excessive wear and being out of round. Now, at the present time with 100.000 miles of wear the problem has recurred and the front rotors needs to be turned again. The dealer was notified.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #6

Jan 112005

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles
The brake rotors wear prematurely without warning. The dealer states the part is under engineered. The cause has yet to be determined. Please provide additional information.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #5

Dec 032003

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
While driving at any speed and applying the brakes vehicle shook. Dealer stated rotors are warped, rusted, and needed to be replaced.

- Kouts, IN, USA

problem #4

Jul 072000

(reported on)

Accord

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When driving at low or high speeds and applying normal braking procedure, vehicle will shake possibly due to rotors warping. 2. after disengaging cruise control by applying brakes, it will not resume due to brake pedal sticking.

- Kingsville, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 031998

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Left front disc rotor broke. Nlm

- Brawley, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 011998

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake rotors and pads failed.

- Sherman Oa, CA, USA

problem #1

May 011999

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake pads and rotors failed.

- Van Nuys, CA, USA

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